Clare Baldwin and Jim Christie
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Cybersecurity analysts raised doubts on Wednesday that the North Korean state launched recent attacks on U.S. government and South Korean websites, saying industrial spies or pranksters could be the villains.
More than two dozen websites in the United States and South Korea, including that of the U.S. State Department, were attacked in recent days.
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South Korea’s spy agency has said North Korea may be behind the attacks, while the U.S. government has said it is too soon to make such claims — and Internet security experts agree.
The implications of a state-sponsored attack are severe, said SecureITExperts’ Mark Rasch, who led the U.S. Department of Justice computer crimes unit from 1983 to 1991.
This article was posted: Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 4:02 am